Matty Harris faces Kostyantin Dovbyshchenko who took Moses Itauma the distance
The UK’s most fearsome heavyweight prospect Matty Harris has been added to the undercard of Lee McGregor’s huge world title homecoming
Coventry's Matty Harris (5-0, 4KO), the 6’8” destroyer looks to become the first man to stop Kostyantin Dovbyshchenko (9-13-1, 6KO), when they collide on the McGregor-Robles card at the Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh on Friday July 21, live and free-to-air on Channel 5.
The Wasserman Boxing event sees Scot McGregor face the dangerous Mexican Erik Robles for the vacant IBO world super bantamweight title.
And the first fight confirmed for the undercard next month, is the heavyweight battle between Harris and Dovbyshchenko.
Harris has halted his last four opponents and the 23-year-old delivered a shuddering statement of intent in front of the Channel 5 cameras in March, when he took less than 30 seconds to wipe the floor with Milos Veletic.
Many expect Ukraine’s top 10 heavyweight, Dovbyshchenko, 31, who took the highly touted Moses Itauma the six round distance earlier this year, to test Harris but the man known as ‘Magic’ has other ideas.
“I don’t think I will have any trouble getting him out of there,” declared the 5-0 Harris. “I’m 19st and with these 10oz gloves on, I hit people very hard. These gloves are unforgiving, especially when you are as explosive as I am.
“If he gets past the first round, then I’m getting him in the second,” the West Midlander declared.
Ukrainian Dovbyshchenko has lost his last four fights, all abroad in different countries, but his previous two bouts at home ended in quick first-round KO victories.TICKETS FOR MCGREGOR VS ROBLES ARE ON SALE NOW
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